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Displaying 13 Lots in Category - Flight Covers
Carton of covers with better items including Germany 1935 Express Fee censored airmail, Japan 1936 PPC ofSS Hakozaki Maru with 5s tied by Gibraltar paquebot cds, Guernsey 1944 2½d FDI cover, 1957 Tangier set of 20 on registered FDC, plus lots of European material including 1960-70s flight covers & Iceland 1980s-90s FDCs (Qty 100s)
Cover selection including Great Britain 1868 hand-illustrated envelope, Australia 1916 Liverpool Camp POW letter to Victoria Barracks, Burma (India used in) 1916 to Italy with 40c Due added, Germany 1936 airmail cover with Zeppelin illustration, Switzerland 1939 to Australia with B.I.T. 1fr, China 1962 aerogramme and a registered cover, plus Australia & New Zealand flight covers, etc, and a few fronts, mixed condition. (Qty 45)
Ex-dealer's postal history stock including Malta 1919 censored 1d Postal Card with ½d War Tax added, Canada 1930s flight covers, WWII covers including Negri Sembilan 1939 with 'PASSED BY CENSOR/PENANG' h/s, 1944 censored Airmail Letter Card sent from Polish POW Camp in Iran, other censored items from Ceylon, Egypt, Germany, India, Palestine amongst many others nations, also 1981 United Nations Forces in Lebanon and GB 1970s covers with cinderellas. Plenty of covers previously priced to sell at up to $50 or more. (Qty 100s)
Ex-dealer's postal history stock three boxes including Cyprus 1960s-70s with 'RURAL SERVICE' cancels, Gold Coast 1941 censored Letter Card, 1920s-40s Palestine including registered mail, Malta 1960s-70s, South-West Africa 1958 OHMS with ½d SG O23 bilingual pairs x2, 1980s British Africa & BWI with colourful frankings, plus heaps of lesser material. (Qty many 100s)
Foreign flight covers including France 1928 Paris to London with 'VOL DE NUIT/PARIS-LONDON' h/s, 1930 Paris to Brussels first flight then onward to Finland by surface mail, United States 1930s including 1932 USS Akron Zeppelin flight covers with 'FIRST TRIP ATLANTIC TO PACIFIC' or 'TACTICAL TRAINING FLIGHT' cachets, plus 1950s-60s BOAC types, also Iraq 1934 Anglo Persian Oil Company to Australia with airmail label scored through, condition variable. (Qty 65)
Mostly British Commonwealth flight covers including Ireland 1923 (June 1) to Iraq with typed "By Cairo- Baghdad Airmail" carried by two Vickers "Vimys" of 219 Squadron, Great Britain Imperial Airways 1931 first flight to Kenya, 1954 Christmas Day air crash cover with boxed 'SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/ PRESTWICK 25-12-54' h/s, South Africa 1929 first flight Cape Town to Durban, 1934 "Floods & Wash-aways" to South West Africa, 1943 with Reduced Size War Effort set, Ethiopia 1929 (Dec 26) first flight to Djibouti, also Canada 1930s first flights x5, 1950-60s BOAC types, mixed condition. (Qty 52)
Predominantly Australian Airmail covers including 1939 (22 JULY) Guinea Airways Survey Flight to Koepang (Eustis Cat $300) & 1943 (8 NOV) Liberty Loan Flight to Sydney, 1954 Stampless OHMS cover with General Assembly Library imprint & boxed 'SALVAGED MAIL/AIRCRAFT CRASH/SINGAPORE 13 3 1954' (charred) plus additional salvaged covers from the same flight, world covers and airmail documents & ephemera. (Qty 300+)
C of A - Other Pre-Decimals
1931 Kingsford Smith 6d violet Re-Entry to 'T' of 'AUSTRALIA' plus 2d on 1931 Unley (SA) registered airmail cover to Perth, some spotting.
C of A - Postal History
1929-35 flight covers attractively presented in photo album with a good range of airmail handstamps in violet, condition a bit mixed. (Qty 31)
1903 PPC with Coiling Dragons 4c & 10c unusually registered, early flight covers Peiping-Manchouli & Manchouli-Peiping both registered, Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong eight values on local philatelic cover, and unaddressed FDCs for 1980 Lotus 1y M/S, 1981 "Twelve Beauties" 2y M/S & 2002 Hukou Waterfalls M/S. (Qty 7 items)
KENYA UGANDA & TANGANYIKA - Postal History
Interesting assortment with flight covers including 1927 airmail from Great Britain to Jinja endorsed in manuscript (on red label) "per 1st experimental/air mail from/Cairo", taxed covers including 1937 Jinja stampless cover to Kamuli (b/s) with Dues 5c x2 added then cancelled with 'CHARGE NOT COLLECTED/ X /FRESH LABEL REQUIRED' h/s then returned with a further 10c due added; censored including 1940 jusqu'a with blue censor tape, 1943 stampless to Cyprus, plus others with RAF boxed censor h/s; also airmail including registered, jusqu'a & 'OAT' x2, forces & active service mail, Postal Frank covers including consul types plus a few Tanganyika covers including 1933 Morogoro airmail to Germany via Greece with 1/- Keyplate; condition variable. Good lot. (Qty 90+)
1929-34 airmail covers comprising 1929 to Singapore with 'KUCHING/13/JULY/1929/AIR MAIL' cds & sensational 'PAYA LEBAR' arrival b/s, 29.5.1930 to Miri with typed "Per RAF Flying Boat S1419" & superb arrival b/s, 5.7.1930 registered to Singapore with typed "PER RAF FLYING BOAT S1419" & boxed 'UNCLAIMED' h/s, 4.6.1931 to Singapore, 2.12.1932 commercial to GB endosed "Via Alor Star-Amsterdam", 12.9.1933 commercial to London (poor), & 25.10.1934 to London endorsed "Dutch Air Mail", four have black/grey-blue 'BY AIR MAIL' label, all but the last a bit aged/soiled. (Qty 7)
1930-39 airmail covers mostly on annotated pages comprising May 1930 registered Kuching-Sibu (b/s)-Kuching endorsed "Per RAF Flying Boat S1419" (stained at upper-left) & Kuching-Miri, July 1930 Kuching-Singapore endorsed "Per RAF Flying Boat S1419" and registered, April 1936 Miri-Kuching, June 1937 Miri-Kuching, March 1938 Bintulu-Kuching, April 1938 Bintulu-Singapore endorsed "By RAAF flying boat" & Bintulu-Kuching, Sep 1938 Kuching-Singapore, and June 1939 Bintulu-Kuching - a Chinese "red band" envelope - endorsed "By RAAF Flying/Boat K6918", three with large black/grey-blue 'BY AIR MAIL' label, generally very fine. Scarce group. (Qty 10 covers)